COVID-19: An Herbalist's Perspective

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Kitchen & Garden Remedies for Respiratory Symptoms with Dr. Christopher Hobbs

Part 3 will air live on April 10, 2020 at 4:00pm ET. Register on Zoom to join us live.

During this period of crisis, many OTC medications and commercial herbal supplements are becoming harder to find. This can be a worrying state of affairs, especially for those quarantined. The good news is, as most herbalists already know, some of the best remedies and immune boosters can be found in our kitchens, or growing right outside our doorstep.

In this free webinar series, herbalist and educator, Christopher Hobbs, PhD, will discuss prevention and treatment of respiratory symptoms that might occur in disease states such as COVID-19 using foods and herbs that are commonly found in your kitchen. Dr. Charis Lindrooth will add to discussion and join the live Q&A at the end.

Dr. Christopher Hobbs is a fourth-generation, internationally renowned herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, herbal clinician, research scientist, consultant to the dietary supplement industry, expert witness, botanist, mycologist with over 35 years of experience.

The author or co-author of over 20 books, Christopher lectures on herbal medicine world-wide. He earned his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, one of the world’s most prestigious universities, with research and publication in evolutionary biology, biogeography, phylogenetics, plant chemistry, and ethnobotany.

Guido Masé, RH(AHG) is a clinician and educator in the Western herbal tradition. He spent his childhood in Italy and has been living in Vermont since 1996. His practice interweaves clinical experience, mythology, and science.

He is chief herbalist at Urban Moonshine, clinician at the Burlington Herb Clinic, faculty member and clinical supervisor at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, teacher in herbal medicine at the University of Vermont, and author of The Wild Medicine Solution and DIY Bitters. He is developing the integrative phytotherapy department at Wasso Hospital in Loliondo, Tanzania.

He has a talent for explaining complicated subjects in an interesting and understandable manner. He creates a bridge between the scientific community and the public, feeding both groups with practical information that can be used personally in the home, or with clients in a clinic.

Deb Soule is an herbalist, gardener, teacher and author of The Woman's Handbook of Healing Herbs and How to Move Like a Gardener. Deb began organic gardening and studying the medicinal uses of herbs at age 16. Her faith in the healing qualities of plants includes a desire to make organic herbs easily accessible to women and families living in rural areas. In a small 8 by 10 foot room in her house, Deb began preparing various herbal remedies. In the fall of 1985, with her first mail order catalog and a small selection of herbal extracts and teas, Deb launched Avena Botanicals.

Tammi Sweet is a passionate and energetic teacher, brings 30 years teaching experience into the classroom. Her amazement and wonder of the human body and how it works shines through as she presents the material in ways people can understand and utilize. She loves integrating the wisdom of the body with all aspects of living.

Presently she co-directs her Herbal Program at Heartstone Herbal School, and teaches throughout the country. Her learning of the body has come through many paths including a master's degree in neurobiology, teaching anatomy & physiology, massage school, yoga teacher training, herbal studies, collegiate athletics and most importantly, an ever-growing love of understanding who we are in relation with this wonderful home we call the earth.

Your Instructor

Dr. Charis Lindrooth
Dr. Charis Lindrooth

When I graduated from chiropractic school (first in my class - woohoo!), my brain was in peak condition. Like most, that was a gift I took for granted.

I set up my practice as a young enthusiastic doctor and was just starting to settle in, when I experienced a double dose of harsh reality. First, my grandmother died from Alzheimer’s disease. Second, after pushing myself to excel as a student, my brain was suddenly uncooperative. I started having episodes of brain fog and struggling to focus in a way I had never experienced before.

The combination of these two events fueled my desire to learn more about the workings of the brain. I was determined to wade through oceans of information in order to find viable natural solutions to support healthy cognition - before symptoms became debilitating!

As I entered the world of herbalism, I felt like I had finally found my people. Being able to share my extensive research on brain health with this community of healers had clarified my sense of purpose.

Now, after two decades of research and work as a natural healthcare provider, I’ve developed a successful program that combines my two passions: brain health and natural healing.

It’s so inspiring to know that some of the core workings of the brain (i.e. memory, cognition, focus) can be improved and strengthened with plant medicine, diet modification, and lifestyle changes - no prescriptions needed. Using a large apothecary at my clinic, I’ve helped my patients overcome both chronic and acute health conditions – but my desire to help, heal, and teach eventually outgrew my small rural practice.

As founder of the MidAtlantic Women's Herbal Conference and Allies for Plants and People Symposium, I’ve created an ever growing community of healers. Expanding into an online community has allowed me to touch so many more lives, and for that, I’m grateful.

Organizing this research into an effective program and connecting with people that will benefit from it, is my life’s work. The transformations I’ve seen in patients and students that apply themselves to this program are what motivates me, and what makes me so excited to be able to share this with all of you. You deserve to live a healthier, more brilliant life.

If you have any questions about the program, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected] I’m here to help!

Yours in Health,

Charis Lindrooth, D.C.

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